Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079319
Title: Independent and additive effects of glutamic acid and methionine on yeast longevity
Authors: Wu, Z.
Song, L.
Liu, S.Q. 
Huang, D. 
Issue Date: 7-Nov-2013
Citation: Wu, Z., Song, L., Liu, S.Q., Huang, D. (2013-11-07). Independent and additive effects of glutamic acid and methionine on yeast longevity. PLoS ONE 8 (11) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079319
Abstract: It is established that glucose restriction extends yeast chronological and replicative lifespan, but little is known about the influence of amino acids on yeast lifespan, although some amino acids were reported to delay aging in rodents. Here we show that amino acid composition greatly alters yeast chronological lifespan. We found that non-essential amino acids (to yeast) methionine and glutamic acid had the most significant impact on yeast chronological lifespan extension, restriction of methionine and/or increase of glutamic acid led to longevity that was not the result of low acetic acid production and acidification in aging media. Remarkably, low methionine, high glutamic acid and glucose restriction additively and independently extended yeast lifespan, which could not be further extended by buffering the medium (pH 6.0). Our preliminary findings using yeasts with gene deletion demonstrate that glutamic acid addition, methionine and glucose restriction prompt yeast longevity through distinct mechanisms. This study may help to fill a gap in yeast model for the fast developing view that nutrient balance is a critical factor to extend lifespan. © 2013 Wu et al.
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/94035
ISSN: 19326203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079319
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